Symphony Hall mourns general manager

Symphony Hall mourns general manager


norman lebrecht

October 23, 2021

We have been notified of the death after a long illness of Chris Baldock, general manager of Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. Chris was 68.

He was well known and liked by the hall’s many visiting international artists and orchestras.


  • Raymond Gubbay says:

    A really kind and lovely man who absolutely knew his job and helped to make Symphony Hall what it is.

  • Stephen Maddock says:

    This is such sad news.
    Chris was a great colleague, knew the business inside out, and as Raymond says he was one of the kindest people you could ever wish to know.
    My thoughts are with his family and friends.

  • Andrew Jowett says:

    It was my privilege to work with Chris for over 25 years. He was loved and respected by his colleagues at Symphony Hall and in the music industry nationally and internationally. Chris was a kind and generous man who will be hugely missed by everyone. I owe him a huge debt of gratitude for his hard work, commitment and friendship over a quarter of a century at Symphony Hall. My thoughts are with Debbie, Kathryn and Sarah and their family.

  • Helen Fitzgerald says:

    Sending love to the family. Also to the Symphony Hall Family. xx